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Sydla

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This has nothing to do with either one of those guys. If the Cowboys really want to pursue those guys, signing Johnson won't stop it. This wasn't a decision between pursuing Johnson vs. pursuing Iloki or ET.

It might not preclude them from still keeping in contact with Seattle over Thomas, but I think this pretty much closes the book on Iloka.
 

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The Cowboys need players to make it through PRE-SEASON.

Earl Thomas if signed knows this defense better than anyone here other than Richard so wouldn't have taken a pre-season snap anyway.

George Iloka was released because his team wouldn't pay him 5M to back up Jessie Bates, by same token Dallas isn't paying him 5M to come here and back up Jeff Heath and be our 3rd Safety.
 

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The Cowboys need players to make it through PRE-SEASON.

Earl Thomas if signed knows this defense better than anyone here other than Richard so wouldn't have taken a pre-season snap anyway.

George Iloka was released because his team wouldn't pay him 5M to back up Jessie Bates, by same token Dallas isn't paying him 5M to come here and back up Jeff Heath and be our 3rd Safety.
Iloka wants 5 million to come to Dallas?
 

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The Cowboys need players to make it through PRE-SEASON.

Earl Thomas if signed knows this defense better than anyone here other than Richard so wouldn't have taken a pre-season snap anyway.

George Iloka was released because his team wouldn't pay him 5M to back up Jessie Bates, by same token Dallas isn't paying him 5M to come here and back up Jeff Heath and be our 3rd Safety.

One, how do you know it would cost $5MM to get Iloka? Given his release this late and the overall market for safeties and what they got, he's not going to sniff $5MM.

Two, if Woods is out, Iloka would start.

Three, last time we checked we didn't just need camp bodies at S. We actually needed a guy who could make the 53 and potentially eat up some significant minutes. If a guy who has been out of football for a year is that guy.............. LOL.
 

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The Cowboys need players to make it through PRE-SEASON.

Earl Thomas if signed knows this defense better than anyone here other than Richard so wouldn't have taken a pre-season snap anyway.

George Iloka was released because his team wouldn't pay him 5M to back up Jessie Bates, by same token Dallas isn't paying him 5M to come here and back up Jeff Heath and be our 3rd Safety.
It wouldnt cost us $5M though to sign Iloka though? And Iloka likely starts here.
 

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Injuries to safeties dictated we sign more safeties. I'd be concerned if we didn't sign new safeties.
 

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Wood isn't dead. Worst case scenario Heath moves to FS and we're no worse off then we were last year (which was best in the leauge in yards per completion and 11th in total yards).

26th in rating.

26th in TD passes allowed.

In other words, last year's pass D wasn't that good.
 

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Take this positive spin.

Woods' hamstring isn't as bad as people think, they are confident it won't be a nagging thing and he'll be ready by Week 1.

If it was worse, they'd be more desperate for a safety that can play. Because Jeron Jonson is barely a backup.
 
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